|Story of Promise Clip - Ivana Espinet|
Gerardo Vargas, a.k.a "Promise," was a gang member and high school drop out, firmly in the grip of a New York City ghetto life -- that is, until he enrolled in Satellite High School. Satellite is an alternative school that is giving Gerardo a second chance. The program offers fewer classes that meet for longer periods, so Gerardo has more time to focus on each subject. Much smaller than traditional schools, Satellite allows Gerardo to be on a first name basis with his teachers, which helps creat...
Keywords: education; youth; alternative schools
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